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New Books - Humour, Fun and Gift Books

guaranteed to raise a smile (browse related category Humour, Gifts & Seasonal )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Rambling Man: My Life on the Road - by Billy Connolly - £25.00
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING HILARIOUS NEW BOOK FROM THE NATION’S FAVOURITE COMEDIAN, BILLY CONNOLLY   Being a Rambling Man was what I always wanted to be, to live the way I damn well pleased. I’ve met the weirdest and most wonderful people who ... more

Alan Partridge: Big Beacon - by Alan Partridge - £25.00
'With a genuine belly laugh to be found on almost every page, it only cements Partridge's status as the world's greatest comedy character' EMPIRE 'Partridge... has become the man our time deserves. Aha!' THE TIMES 'This is a deeply silly book. It's ... more

Around the World in 50 Plants: A Jigsaw Puzzle - by Jonathan Drori, illustrated by Lucille Clerc - £16.99
1000-PIECE JIGSAW FOR PLANT LOVERS: piece together a living, breathing world of plants and fill the gaps in your knowledge with the comprehensive poster guide  BESTSELLING AUTHOR: text by expert Jonathan Drori CBE, the author of the bestselli ... more

Depraved New World: Please Hold, the Government Will Be With You Shortly - by John Crace - £16.99
AS FEATURED IN WATERSTONES BEST BOOKS OF 2023  From bestselling author and beloved Guardian columnist John Crace comes a blisteringly hilarious tour through the whirlwind of post-Brexit Britain, from the ousting of Boris to the dawn of a new era. ... more

The Very British Problems Christmas Quiz Book - by Rob Temple - £14.99
The perfect quiz book to get you in the Christmassy mood, to play at the office Christmas lunch or to pop into a stocking.   In Britain, it's estimated that 800 million of what traditional Christmas treat are eaten each year? Which actor giv ... more

GHOSTS: The Button House Archives (The Official Companion to the Hit TV Series) - by Various authors - £20.00
By Mat Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard, and Ben Willbond.  The comic companion to the BBC sitcom GHOSTS, perfect for all the family.   Everybody leaves a trace. The ghosts of Button House may h ... more

The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium: Set 1 - by Bill Watterson - £14.99
The first set of books collecting Bill Watterson's timeless Calvin and Hobbes comics in a compact, portable format designed to introduce the timeless adventures of a boy and his stuffed tiger to a new generation of readers. Featuring nearly 500 comic ... more

Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Margaux Carpentier - £9.99
The enchanting festive poem from Carol Ann Duffy, former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, and adorned with sumptuous illustrations by artist Margaux Carpentier, Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water is the perfect festive gift for the poetry love ... more

Christmas Walk: Twelve Poems for Rosy Cheeks (Pamphlet) - by Various authors - £5.95
The antidote to festive stodge and too much television, a Christmas walk has become as traditional as turkey and crackers. Whatever the weather, we don hats, scarves and boots to venture outside. The point is to crunch over snow, stamp through puddle ... more

Headscratchers: The New Scientist Puzzle Book - by Rob Eastaway and Brian Hobbs - £14.99
‘A fantastic and varied collection of problems authored by some of the best puzzle setters around’ – Alex Bellos  ‘A book of delightful puzzles. It’s just as good as you’d expect.’ – Tim Harford  ‘A marvellous miscellany of ... more

The World of Agatha Christie: 1000-piece Jigsaw - by Ilya Milstein (Illustrator) - £16.99
1000-PIECE PUZZLE featuring Agatha Christie's life and novels in all their mysterious detail.   SPOT FAMOUS CHARACTERS, crime-solving clues, and historical locations as you build the puzzle. Track down Agatha Christie's most memorable charact ... more

The 90s Activity Book (for Adults): Chilled-Out Quizzes, Puzzles, Colouring and More - by Victoria Carser and Gareth Moore - £10.99
Take a chill pill with the best-ever decade (90s icon escapism, cool quizzes, word puzzles, colouring pages, dot-to-dots and bespoke chillout playlist)!   Stop scrolling and chill with this 100% analogue-age timeout.   Every page is a h ... more

Have I Got News For You: The Quiz of 2023 - by Have I Got News For You - £16.99
The ideal gift to give this Christmas (to someone else or to yourself), this book contains all the fun of being on ‘Have I Got News for You’ without the fear of Ian Hislop pressing you on shady business dealings from 2008.   Whether it w ... more

The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough - by Chas Newkey-Burden - £14.99
A fascinating and entertaining collection of facts, quotes and stories, celebrating Sir David Attenborough’s wicked sense of humour and astute wisdom.   David Attenborough is a national treasure, known for his soothing voice, calming presenc ... more

The Tree Almanac 2024: A Seasonal Guide to the Woodland World - by Dr.Gabriel Hemery - £14.99
A wondrous seasonal journey through Britain and Ireland’s trees.   Uncover the majesty and minutiae of the arboreal world in forest scientist Dr Gabriel Hemery’s illustrated month-by-month guide – including tree folklore and traditions, ... more

The Christmas Jigsaw Murders - by Alexandra Benedict - £14.99
THIS CHRISTMAS, A KILLER TAKES FAMILY GAMES TO A MURDEROUS NEW LEVEL.   On 19th of December, renowned puzzle setter, loner and Christmas sceptic Edie O’Sullivan finds a hand-delivered present on her doorstep. Unwrapping it, she finds a jigsa ... more

Mistletoe Malice - by Kathleen Farrell - £9.99
A dysfunctional family reunites for the Christmas holiday from hell in this rediscovered festive classic with fangs for fans of Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Taylor and Stella Gibbons.  ‘Literary comfort and joy. It got me out of mourning for the ... more

Stories For Winter and Nights by the Fire - by Various authors - £9.99
Stories for Winter is a collection of short stories that take their inspiration from this cold, snowy season, whether it’s winter holidays, weather-related predicaments or seasonal celebrations. In keeping with the spirit of the Women Writers serie ... more

The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book: Legends and Landmarks - by Ordnance Survey - £16.99
Come on a puzzle adventure and meet iconic figures from British history.   The bestselling series returns with over 300 new puzzles to test the whole family, including 40 maps from the Ordnance Survey’s illustrious archive.   Track do ... more

And So This is Christmas: 51 Seasonally Adjusted Poems - by Brian Bilston - £12.99
It’s that time of year again...   With his signature wit, Brian Bilston returns with And So This is Christmas, fifty-one poems in celebration of the festive season: from bizarre family traditions to the office Christmas party; from voting day fo ... more

Private Eye Annual 2023 - by Ian Hislop (Editor) - £12.99
Both a seasonal institution and a perennial Christmas bestseller.   The year's best cartoons, jokes, parodies and topical sketches from the UK's most successful satirical news and current affairs magazine.  Illustrated throughout with car ... more

RHS Puzzles & Brain Teasers for Gardeners - by Simon Akeroyd and Dr Gareth Moore - £16.99
RHS Puzzles & Brain Teasers for Gardeners is a beautifully illustrated collection of 100 quizzes and puzzles to test the horticultural and botanical knowledge of gardeners and plant lovers everywhere.   Testing everything from your knowledge ... more

The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights - by Various authors - £16.99
FROM THE CREATORS OF THE HAUNTING SEASON COMES A DAZZLING COLLECTION OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN GHOSTLY TALES.  ‘Terrific – every bit as good as an MR James collection’ ROSIE ANDREWS, author of THE LEVIATHAN  Featuring new and original storie ... more

The Twelve Quizzes of Christmas - by Frank Paul - £10.99
Legendary quizmaster Frank Paul invites us into our favourite Christmas stories – with a twist.  Try to outwit a cold-blooded child genius in his empty home, save Christmas from the vengeful monster Grod, and enjoy the cheesy romance of Love Fa ... more

The Book Lover's Quiz Book 2: More Quizzes for Book Whizzes - by Gary Wigglesworth - £16.99
Put your bookworm reputation on the line and prove your literary knowledge with this collection of quizzes for book whizzes.  Book lovers can answer questions by themselves or host a quiz among friends with twenty-four quizzes to keep you gue ... more

Murder On The Christmas Express - by Alexandra Benedict - £9.99
CAN YOU SOLVE THE CASE?   'Whatever you unwrap for Christmas, you had better hope it’s this book. This is 21st-century cosy Christmas crime that doesn’t shy away from the darkness. Eighteen passengers, seven stops, one killer Christmas rea ... more

The Black British Quiz Book - by Prtyhere - £12.99
Dive into this fun and entertaining quiz book from the UK’s biggest Black British pub quiz!  Get your thinking caps on because it’s time to test your knowledge on all things Black and British, with rounds on everything from music, sport, ... more

Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers - by Anouska Jones - £8.99
No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence. Meow: A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway ... more

Everything to Play For: The QI Book of Sports - by James Harkin and Anna Ptaszynski - £14.99
The most improbable, fascinating and endlessly entertaining sporting facts and stories, from prehistory to the present day.   Hop, skip and jump into this wonderfully curious grand tour of the world of sports, brought to you by QI Elves Ja ... more

RSPB Garden Birdwatcher's Puzzle Book - by Dominic Couzens - £16.99
Put your birdwatching expertise to the test and learn more about the birds in your garden with this new puzzle book from the RSPB!  Do you know what the smallest bird in your garden is? And whose birdsong sounds like ‘tea-cher, tea-cher, tea-ch ... more

Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life - by Miriam Margolyes - £25.00
'Oh Miriam! risks the curse of the sequel, and pulls it off... A force of nature, a tour de farce. Bold, brave and bright, but also revealing, shocking and touching. Miriam is an icon, a cocksucker - and the star of her show' ROBERT McCRUM, Independe ... more

Murdle: Solve 100 Devilishly Devious Murder Mystery Logic Puzzles - by G.T Karber - £14.99
One hundred murder mystery puzzles to solve for armchair detectives and game lovers.  ***THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER!***  'THE PUZZLE SENSATION OF THE YEAR!' - JANICE HALLETT, bestselling author of THE TWYFORD CODE 'I'M COMP ... more

Remainders of the Day: More Diaries from The Bookshop, Wigtown - by Shaun Bythell - £10.99
Bookseller and bestselling author Shaun Bythell is back, and he has some thoughts about that Kindle you bought over lockdown.  The Bookshop in Wigtown is a bookworm's idyll - with thousands of books across nearly a mile of shelves, a real log ... more

The Satsuma Complex - by Bob Mortimer - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  ‘Funny, clever and sweet’– Sunday Times  ‘The much loved comic proves adept at noirish fiction in a debut whose surrealist humour sets it apart’ – Observer  ‘Like Spike Milligan, Mortimer has man ... more

Nul Points: The Unofficial Eurovision Quiz Book - by Susie Rae - £9.99
Do you know which country won the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956? And can you name the five members of Kalush Orchestra, the 2022 contest winners? How about which iconic song ABBA won with in 1974?   Celebrating the Eurovision So ... more

Good Evening Europe! An Unofficial Party Guide for Every Eurovision Fan - by Trinity Rouge - £7.99
From the good, the bad and the downright extraordinary, the Eurovision Song Contest is more than just one night of the year, it’s a celebration of all things fabulous. This handy little guide is jam-packed with a myriad of Eurovision ideas to help ... more

Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems - by Brian Bilston - £16.99
A brilliant way to brighten each day. In this playful, innovative collection, Brian Bilston writes a poem to accompany every day of the year.   Each poem is inspired by a significant – often curious – event associated with that day: from Open ... more

Everything's Trash, But It's Okay - by Phoebe Robinson - £9.99
Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world and provides a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.& ... more

The Mindfulness Activity Book: Calming Puzzles to Help You Relax - by Anna Barnes - £8.99
Take a moment to unwind with this activity book, packed with calming puzzles, breathing exercises and colouring pages.  The wonderful thing about mindfulness is there are so many ways to practise it, and it's no surprise that colouring and puzzle ... more

Maya Angelou's Guide to Hope: 50 Simple Ways to Spread Hope - by Maya Angelou - £7.99
Maya Angelou's Guide to Hope is an illustrated guide to how we can all spread a little more hope.  Including 50 simple acts, from giving words of encouragement to extending a helping hand or spending time with someone, and accompanying illust ... more

Christmas Stories: Twelve Poems to Tell and Share - by Various authors - £6.95
We all have our own Christmas stories – things that may have happened years ago and that in the telling and retelling have become part of our festive traditions as much as the school nativity play or Rudolph’s red nose.   These entertainin ... more

222 QI Answers to Your Quite Ingenious Questions - by QI Elves - £8.99
*The perfect gift for the incurably curious*  This edition includes all new, even more ingenious questions and answers! It was previously published in hardback as Funny You Should Ask... Again.   ‘The best trivia book of the season. ... more

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas - by Adam Kay - £7.99
The number one Sunday Times bestseller in a new festive package, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is the perfect stocking filler from the author of multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt – now a major BBC TV series.  Christmas ... more

The Book Lover's Joke Book - by Alex Johnson - £9.99
I slipped over in the library this morning. It was the non-friction section.  The Book Lover’s Joke Book is the funniest book about books you’ll ever read. You’ll find jokes about writers, agents, publishers, librarians, grammar, poet ... more

A Ukrainian Christmas - by Nadiyka Gerbish and Yaroslav Hrytsak - £16.99
‘History, stories, recipes and beautiful illustrations’ – OLINA HERCULES   ‘Christmas brings the indestructibility of hope in times of the greatest hopelessness. As long as we celebrate this holiday, we can neither be defeated nor destro ... more

We See the Sights - by Miriam Elia - £9.99
We see the sights follows Mummy, Susan and John on a jolly sightseeing trip of post covid London.  As our family re-emerge from two years of lockdown into the heart of their city, things have subtly changed. St Paul's cathedral is now St Primark ... more

St Pancreas Defendat Me: The Boris Letters by Michael Rosen - by Michael Rosen - £8.99
This book is a collection of the tweets that Michael Rosen created to amuse his many Twitter followers through the years 2019 to 2022 when Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdon. They are unashamedly vulgar in places with frequent ... more

Revenge of the Librarians - by Tom Gauld - £16.99
A hilarious new comics collection from the New York Times bestselling cartoonist and illustrator – the perfect gift for all book lovers.  Confront the spectre of failure, the wraith of social media, and other supernatural enemies of the aut ... more

Bibliomaniac: An Obsessive's Tour of the Bookshops of Britain - by Robin Ince - £16.99
‘A unique, funny picture of Britain... A love letter to bookshops and the vagaries of public transport.’ Richard Osman  Why play to 12,000 people when you can play to 12? In Autumn 2021, Robin Ince’s stadium tour with Professor Brian Co ... more

Victoria Wood: Unseen on TV - by Victoria Wood and Jasper Rees (Editor) - £9.99
‘There was none like her before and there’s been none like her since’ ~ Dawn French  In the five years since Victoria Wood’s death, one great sadness has been the realisation that we will never again be surprised by new material from he ... more

The Unadulterated Cat: The Amazing Maurice Edition - by Terry Pratchett, illustrated by Gray Jolliffe - £14.99
From the worldwide phenomenon Sir Terry Pratchett, via the unquestionable wisdom of the Amazing Maurice, herein is contained everything you’ll ever need to know to identify the real, unadulterated cat.  The Unadulterated Cat is becoming an ... more

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